The German conceptual artist Ottmar Hörl poses next to some of his smiling sculptures representing the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven at Münsterplatz Square in Bonn, western Germany.
John Dilworth praises the archetypal beauty of Stradivari’s ‘Archinto’ viola, a magical example of form and aesthetic
‘The Value of a Violin’ is on exhibition at the Design Museum Ghent during the Queen Elisabeth competition
Roland Baumgartner examines an instrument by one of the most important 19th-century French makers
The ‘Santa Cecilia’ violin is being unveiled at the Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Musical Instruments
Katinka Kleijn and Lia Kohl perform Water on the Bridge, a devised theatre and music piece, in and around the Eckhart Park pool in Chicago.
From a Turinese maker with a relatively short but successful career, from which only a handful of instruments survive, comes this elegant cello. Article by Simon Morris
Viola da gamba belonging to Myrna Herzog is back in action after year-long restoration at Shlomo Moyal’s Jerusalem workshop
A factory in the Fiemme valley has launched a crowdfunding effort to enable it to quadruple its processing capacity before the wood deteriorates
Roland Baumgartner examines a violin representing a free interpretation of the work of Guarneri ‘del Gesù’, by J.B. Vuillaume’s younger brother [click ‘+’ to zoom]
These photos were taken at the performance on German Unity Day, 3 October, at Berlin’s Brandeburg Gate
Carlo Chiesa takes a look at a viola which makes up in warm and powerful sound what it may lack in luxury materials [click ‘+’ to zoom]
John Dilworth explores an instrument that showcases the finest achievements of the Mittenwald school [click ‘+’ to zoom]
David Bonsey examines a study in unsurpassed elegance and technical mastery from the most successful maker and dealer of the 19th century [click ‘+’ to zoom]
In this article from the Strad’s June 2014 issue, Christopher Reuning examines an elegant masterpiece of delicacy and strength